PARIS — Paris is the center of the world’s globalized luxury industry this week with Tuesday marking the first major day of ready-to-wear shows at Paris Fashion Week with Saint Laurent and Dior. These Parisian powerhouses are among the 107 brands showcasing spring-summer 2023 collections.
Here are some highlights:
- BOTTER: Sartorial met the aquatic on Tuesday at Botter’s co-ed show of crisp lapels, boxy jackets, and poetical cutaways. They graced brightly colored suits.
Statement stomping sneakers, in vivid colors, provided contrasts with trendy suit-ware sometimes sporting marbled lines to evoke sea creature tentacle.
- VAQUERA BRINGS STARS AND STRIPES TO PARIS: It is a flash of American funk graced Paris for Monday’s installment of fashion week — a day reserved for up-and-comers. Vaquera came to prominence five years ago in New York with a U.S. flag gown with a massive train, moved this season across the pond.
Patric DiCaprio and Bryn Taubensee mixed their styles with looks that moved in a commercial direction for the spring-summer season. Distressed denim, the punk exuberance and corsetry of Vivienne Westwood’s heyday, and lashings of the Americana references — like a loose sheeny biker jacket — defined the often-saleable 31-look display.
- LANCOME’S LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL: First major party of the season celebrated one of Paris’ most iconic perfume and cosmetic brands: Lancome. A stone staircase dappled in colored light led VIP guests including model Noemie Lenoir into the palatial Petit Palais venue by the banks of the Seine River Monday night.
This season Lancome is owned by L’Oreal. Loreal celebrated the 10th anniversary of its best-selling French perfume “LaVie Est Belle” or “life is beautiful.” Sara Sampaio also made the party in the famous art museum in a black mini with frills. Paris Fashion Week